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Overview

In LATTE, pages and books are customizable resource types that allow the instructor to create and display content as sub-pages to the main page of a LATTE course. Both resource types can display text, images, videos, links, and multimedia objects, and both are formatted using the standard Atto text editor.

The main difference between these two resource types is that a page resource creates a single screen of content, while a book allow instructors to create a multi-page resource with a book-like format and a table of contents. 

Both pages and books can be very helpful ways to share curated pages of learning content while keeping the main page of your course visually clean and streamlined.

How To: Pages

  1. In a course, with editing turned on, choose 'Page' from the activity chooser.
  2. Give it a name and, if needed, a description, checking the box if you want the description to display on the course page.
  3. In the Content box, add and format the content of your page. You can use the Atto editor to add text, images, videos, links, and multimedia objects.
  4. In Appearance, specify your requirements, particularly whether you want to display the last modified date. This option is useful if you will update the page frequently, but you may prefer to leave it off if the page is static and rarely changed.
  5. Expand the other settings to configure the resource as you wish, and then click Save and display.
  6. Review the contents and appearance of your new page. If you ever need to make changes, you can go to the page's Edit Settings page to update it.

How to: Books

  1. In a course, with editing turned on, choose 'Book' from the activity chooser.
  2. Give it a name and, if needed, a description (which will appear on all chapters of the book). Check the box if you want the description displayed on the course page, as well.
  3. In Appearance, decide on the chapter formatting, style of navigation, and whether you want custom titles. Use the help icon for more information.
  4. Expand the other settings to configure the resource as you wish, and then click Save and display.

Your book has now been created. Continue to Step 2: Chapters and Content to begin populating your book with content.

Once your book has been created, you will automatically be prompted to create your first chapter. (Note: each chapter is one page.) Give your chapter a title, and add any content you want to display in the Content box. You can use the Atto editor to add text, images, videos, links, and multimedia objects to your chapter. When you are happy with the content of your chapter, click Save changes to add it to the book.

With your first chapter created, you'll be directed to the first page of the book, where you can view the chapter you just created. To continue adding to the book, make sure you are in editing mode. In the Table of Contents in the upper left, click the  plus sign to add another chapter, and repeat the process. 

You can rearrange your chapters from the Table of Contents, as well. Beside each chapter, click the up arrow to move the chapter up one place in the list, or click the down arrow to move it down one place.

You may also want certain chapters into sub-chapters in order to group content together. To do this, first use the up and down arrows in the Table of Contents to place the sub-chapter(s) directly after the main chapter. Then, click the  edit button on the chapter you want to make into a sub-chapter to go to its settings page; you'll find the Subchapter check-box directly below the Chapter Title field. Check the box to make this chapter a sub-chapter of the last main chapter. Note: The chapter hierarchy in the book resource has only two levels: chapter and sub-chapter.